Strikers Weekly - Week of May 16, 2021













Grade 12 students were solving problems puzzles and doing some sleuthing.  Organized by a sub-committee of our grade 12 Grad Committee, an opportunity at socially distanced fun scavenger hunt was enjoyed by those who participated.  A special thanks to the students who organized the challenging clues and ran this mini adventure.



Semester Timetable Structure 2021-22

Sorry, we have learned that there was a typo with the table that we provided on Friday.  Above please see the corrected block structure.

Traffic Safety

With the weather turning nicer, we have more and more students who have been and will be walking or riding bicycles to school.  This with the added congestion caused by the construction taking place on Williams, it is more important than ever to be very cautious when dropping off or picking up students.  


We know how challenging it must be when you get caught in the traffic during the morning or afternoon.  As always, we strongly encourage you to modify your drop off or pick up times (even by 10-15 minutes).  By doing so (dropping off a bit earlier or picking up a bit later), the bulk of the traffic will be gone.


Thank you for patience and keeping our students safe.





Get Ready for McRoberts Idol...




Cirque du Sore Legs

The McRoberts Hughmanitarian Club is running a socially distant fun opportunity.  While we all know that getting active is important, the nice part of this activity is that you can even be active within the confines of your own home.  Stay tuned for more information of how you can participate in this simple step counting challenge.



Wellness Club's: Tip of the Week 


McRoberts Green Team's: Tip of the Week





For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly at: is external)


Week MAY 17 - 21, 2021

*Note:  Grade 12 students, as always, and due to the current Covid19 situation be sure to check post-secondary/email accounts/websites often for any updates. Contact Post-Secondary Institutions directly with questions regarding your application/offer and they will best advise you. If you have not already done so, it is advisable that students apply to Colleges as soon as possible. *After applying to any Post-Secondary be sure to include them on your STS order form so they will be able to receive your marks electronically from the BC Ministry of Education.


Among Post-Secondary Institutions Applications:

Sep 24   UBC Application Portal opened 

DEC 1 Deadline to apply for early application, Entrance Awards consideration. JAN 15 UBC Regular Deadline to apply. UBC Deadlines:

Oct 1   SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via  DEC 15 Deadline for Awards. JAN 31 Regular Deadline to apply. SFU deadlines timeline:

Jan 31 UVic Deadline to apply. UVic Deadlines:

Oct 1   Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   Langara College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   KPU Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   BCIT-applications open-varies-check/apply via BCIT:

*Grade 12’s - If you are interested in attending a College, be sure to apply asap!

Langara College:

Douglas College:


​Open to students entering Gr 11 or 12 in Sept 2021+any student returning to complete grad requirements. Plumbing and Cooking held in SD38 schools and part of the program is spent with partner post-secondary school (PSI).
Other 12 programs are full-time at a PSI (semester)​.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - M BCIT (Richmond Campus)
Auto – Collision Repair (VCC)
Auto – Refinishing Prep Technician (VCC)
Baking & Pastry Arts (VCC)
Carpentry (BCIT)
Construction Electrician (BCIT)
Joiner (Cabinetmaker) BCIT
Metal Fabrication (BCIT)
Welding (KPU)
The district PAYS the post-secondary TUITION; students get high school and post-secondary course credit. Information and forms are available at:

The SD38 Career Programs office is happy to Zoom with any students/parents to chat about programs. Just email requests to:​   to set up a Zoom meeting.



MAY 11 (ARTS or MUSIC) MAY 18 (SCIENCE) MAY 25/21 (JOURNALISM) The University of King's College (Halifax) Foundation Year Program (FYP) Webinars. University of King's College (Halifax) will be hosting three webinars on the Foundation Year Program and how it fits into arts, sciences and journalism degrees. Each degree pathway will have its own webinar and will feature Dr Daniel Brandes, the Director of the Foundation Year Program, and a faculty member from the featured program:

Students can RSVP at:

May 18/21 7 PM + JUN 10/21 4:30 PM   KPU Next Steps' Online Information Sessions

KPU will be hosting upcoming information sessions on what to do after you have applied. To register for the session visit:


May 18/21 12:00-4:30 PM PST: Study Michigan

4:30-5:30 PM PST: The Seven Most Important Tips for Successful U.S. Admissions Presented by the EducationUSA Canada Advisor this event is best for Grade 11 students who already know some of the basics.


MAY 18/21 UBC Indigenous Spring Events

Events are for admitted Indigenous students. A number of events that will welcome you to UBC and its Indigenous community. Take part in fun activities with our Indigenous student ambassadors, meet your new classmates, and learn more about what it’s like to be an Indigenous student at UBC. For event details and to register:


MAY 19/21 2:30 PM PDT Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's Campus Parents Online Information Session

The Office of the Registrar and Student Life have partnered to create a new online event for parents of Fall 2021 applicants to Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s campus. Join for a virtual Q&A Forum.​ There will be a parent/student panel and a staff resource panel. For more information and to register visit:

QAForum Parents can also visit the website to sign up for the Parent Newsletter and for more resources to help their students succeed:​


MAY 20/21 Douglas College Online Information Sessions via ZOOM

To sign up for a Douglas College Information Session: Click the sign-up button below to register in your program of choice. Note that you can only sign up for one session per night. Registration closes one business day prior to the information session. You will receive an email with a Zoom link to prompt you to join the session one business day prior to the event. After you register, be sure to add Douglas College to your safe senders' list in your email to ensure you receive the Zoom link and other communications.​ Visit:


MAY 20/21 Clean Energy BC (CEBC) Scholarship Deadline to Apply This $1,000 scholarship is being offered to a graduating grade 12 BC student who is passionate about climate action, clean energy, and creating a future of sustainability and will be pursuing study in clean energy at a post-secondary institution. Applicants must submit a Reference Letter and a 500-word essay answering the question, 'Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in BC?' For complete details visit:


May 20/21 at 3:30 PM PDT University of New Brunswick Grade 11 Information Session

The University of New Brunswick will be hosting virtual event series during May for students finishing Gr 11, entering Gr 12 next year. These quick Zoom sessions are designed to help students plan out a successful Gr 12 year and pave the way to university admission. The events are a great opportunity to interact with UNB staff and students and get all questions answered on the spot. Each event will feature a draw for a UNB sweater and other prizes. Register at:


May 20 /21 12:00-6:00 pm PST: The Study and Go Abroad Fair EducationUSA 2:00-3:00 pm PST: The Five Steps to U.S. Study - Presented by EducationUSA Canada adviser Jenika Heim, an introduction on how to apply to U.S. undergraduate programs.


MAY 21/21 Jim Hebden Chemistry Bursary Deadline to Apply

The $1000 bursary will be awarded to one student who has performed service for their school and/or community while maintaining grades in science that are necessary for success in a post-secondary education. To qualify: The student has or will have completed Chemistry 12 by the end of June 2021.The student can demonstrate plans to continue the study of chemistry, or studies related to Chemistry, at a recognized post-secondary institution. A letter of reference from a teacher is required and must state their GPA for Gr 11 and their cumulative GPA to date in Gr 12.


MAY 21/21 New Extended Deadline! The Herbaland Charity/Volunteer Scholarship

(3 x $1000 awards) will be awarded to three Richmond students who demonstrate excellent performance in academics, leadership, and charity or volunteer involvement. The recipient of this award shares Herbaland’s core value of giving back to the community and dedicates their time and effort to improving the community in which they are involved through charitable organizations and leadership roles. Minimum requirement of an 86% or A average (grade 11-12). Dedication to Charity or Volunteer involvement and Leadership positions within school and community are considered. A written personal statement of 300-500 words detailing why the applicant should be considered, how long you’ve been involved in volunteer work, why this organization is important to you, your leadership roles etc. and a Reference letter + contact information from volunteer organization organizer is required. This personal statement follows no hard criteria, although it is strongly recommended that the applicant highlights their Volunteer work or Charity of choice and their involvement with that organization, as well as their other notable contributions in leadership. Email applications to Herbaland Scholarship in the Subject line to.


MAY 23/21 Application Deadline Geering Up! Volunteer this summer with UBC Geering Up!

This summer high school and undergraduate university students are invited to join as Junior Instructors in online summer camps! Junior Instructors work closely with the instructor team to deliver and share STEM experiences with youth in a hands-on and dynamic learning environment. Program Information:
Junior Instructors are high school and university student volunteers who support our online summer camps.
Junior Instructors support our instructors in leading one-week-long daily STEM camps with up to 20 youth over the course of the summer.
Camps will be held every week from July 5 - September 2 through online platforms.
Junior Instructors will be asked to volunteer from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM every day for each week they volunteer. A full description of the position can be found at:


For the latest post-secondary, events, and scholarship information, *Follow Ms. Millar’s face book page to receive notifications as soon as new information comes in!

*See the Career Centre Website and Calendar for date-specific post-secondary, events, and scholarship information:




This section will have information from Ms. Millar (our Career Information Advisor).  Weekly updates will include information on Post Secondary Information as well as potential Scholarship Opportunities.